Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

John Allen

Male 1705 - 1761  (56 years)


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  • Name John Allen  [1
    Born 1705  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Mar 1761  Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I048529  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 

    Father William Allen,   b. 1675, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1741, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Margaret Lunsford,   b. 1679, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 12 May 1741, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1695  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ursula Withers,   b. 20 Sep 1709, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1793, Fauquier County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1725  Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Allen,   b. Abt 1742, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1780, Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years)
     2. Anne Allen,   b. Abt 1742, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1808, Scott County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
     3. James Allen,   b. Aft 1726, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years)
     4. Joseph Allen,   b. Bef 1750, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1804, Columbia County, Georgia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 54 years)
     5. Thomas Allen,   b. Aft 1728, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1793, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 65 years)
     6. John Allen,   b. Aft 1729, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1787, Fauquier County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 56 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F12909  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      Prince William County Sheriff 1736-38
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      ADMINISTRATIONS AND MARRIAGES of FAUQUIER COUNTY,VIRGINIA 1759 - 1800 Compiled by J. Estelle Stewart King in 1939. p. 4
      ALLEN, JOHN Will signed 3 November 1759, probated 26 March, 1761
      To son, John Allen, land in the Marsh Neck and slaves.
      To son, Thomas Allen, all land below Indian Springs
      To son, William Allen, land that I bought from John Hopper, where Gerrard Edwards now lives. Sons, Joseph and James, to have land on which I now live.
      To daughter, Ann Merr (or Marr), 2 slaves.
      Exrs: wife and son, Thomas.
      Witn: George Crump, Benjamin Crump, William McDaniel.
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      The Washington Ancestry and Records of the McClain, Johnson and Forty Other Colonial American Families, Volume 1, Page 368

      [Council Journal of Virginia, C.o., 5:1420, pp. 47,

      48]: "1721, April 27. The Governor, with the advice of the Council, is pleas'd to nominate Justices of the peace for the new erected County of Prince William, viz: Thomas Harrison, Dennis McCarty, Willm Linton, Francis Awbry, Robert Jones, Burr Harrison & Moses Quarles of the Quorum; and Leonard Barker, Wm Harrison, Valentine Barker, John Wright, John Allen, Willm Hackney, and Joseph Hudnal, Gent."
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS PP. 309-311 In Name of God Amen I WILLIAM ALLEN of Stafford County and Parish of Overwharton being well in body do make this my last will and Testament ..
      Imps. I give all my right title and interest that I have in that tract of land left to me by MARGERY JANAWAY deceased unto her grand children WILLIAM LUNSFORD and MARGERY LUNSFORD his Sister to be equally divided between them both of them and their heirs.
      Item my will is that Mr. JOHN CRUMP shall have all my right and title of that land lying on the west side of the Marsh Run below the land I formerly sold to WILLIAM HACKNEY and now in possession of said Crump to him and his heirs forever.
      Item I give into my son JOHN ALLEN all that Tract of land lying in Prince William County already in his possession together with one Negro man named Tom, and what he hath already in his possession to him and his heirs.
      Item I give unto my daughter SARAH WALLER Negroe Moll and all. her future increase to her and her heirs. Likewise I give to my grandson JOHN WALLER, Son of WILLIAM WALLER one negro boy named Ben he being one of the Negroe Molls children co him and his heirs Also 1 give to my grand son WILLIAM WALLER Son of William Waller one Negro boy named Peter being one of Negroe Molls children to him and his heirs. As also I give to my grand daughter ANNE WALLER daughter of William Waller one Negroe girl named Kate being; one of Negroe Molls children to her and heirs.
      Item I give to my daughter ELIZABETH WALLER Negroe Nan and her increase to her and her heirs, as also I give my daughter Elizabeth Waller a negro girl named Lucey during her life, only my desire is that the increase of negro Lucy may belong to my Grandson WILLIAM WALLER son of GEORGE and ELIZABETH WALLER afsd and after his mothers decease I give the Negro Lucey, with all her increase to him and heirs.
      Item I give unto my daughter MARGARET all my right and title of her part of that land lying upon Elk Run and in Prince William county already in her possession which I formerly made over by deed of gift and recorded in Prince William County Court it being divided and laid off to my four daughters by JOHN SAVAGE Surveyor of Stafford County to her and her heirs as also I give to my daughter Margret a negro man named George already in her possession and a Negroe girl named Nan after my wifes decease to her and heirs but my desire is that the increase of negroe Nan may be equally divided between my daughter Margaret's children and heirs as long as she lives and after her decease to them and their heirs forever.
      Item I give unto my daughter DINAH JAMES all my right and title of her part of that land lying upon Elk Run and in Prince William County already in her possession which I formerly made over by deed of gift recorded in Prince William County Court it being divided and laid off to my four daughters by John Savage Surveyor of Stafford County, to her and heirs as also I give to my daughter Dinah Negroe Harry to her and heirs as also I give to my daughter Dinah a negro girl named Jenny with all her increase during her life and after her decease I give Jenny and her increase to be equally divided amongst the children which she shall have by JOHN JAMES to them and heirs ..
      Item whereas I have made over formerly the two remaining part of that tract upon Elk Run and in Prince 'William County as before mentioned by Deed of Gift which deed is recorded in Prince William County Court to my other two daughters Vizt. SARAH WALLER and ELIZABETH WALLER and they having agreed and sold their parts of the land to JONATHAN GIBSON Gent of Essex County my will now and desire is that the said Gibson shall peaceably enjoy the said parts of the land aforementioned according to the division made by JOHN SAVAGE Surveyor of Stafford County to him the said Gibson and heirs.
      Item I give unto my daughter HANNAH WITHERS a negroe woman named Kate and her son Negro Ben already in her possession to her and heirs, likewise I give to my grandson JAMES WITHERS a negroe child named Sue being one of Negroe Kate's children with her increase to him and heirs, after my wife's decease, and the Negroe Kate with all her future increase to my daughter Hannah Withers aforesaid and her heirs, likewise I give unto my daughter Hannah one chest lock and key and one iron pot to her and heirs, also one pewter dish she having her choice.
      Item I give unto my dear and loving wife and my son WILLIAM ALLEN the Plantation whereon I now live and all the land belonging to it together with the hope neck and Quarter as also all my title and interest of that land I formerly leased to JOHN SUMACK in Prince William County and upon Elk Run during my wifes life and after her decease I give it all to my son William Allen and heirs. Likewise I give to my dear and loving wife three Negroes named Peter, Ben and Joe during her life and after her decease to my son William Allen and his heirs. Likewise I give to my son William one Negroe girl named Judey with all her increase to him and heirs and all the rest of my Personal Estate whatsoever after my debts and legacies are paid to be equally divided between my dear and loving wife and my son William only one feather bed with furniture out of his Mothers part after his mothers decease, the which bed with the furniture I give to my daughter Hannah Withers and her heirs, she having her choice out of her mothers part, and likewise a young mare which runs at the marsh by my son JOHN ALLENS which mare I give to my Grandson JOHN ALLEN and his heirs, and for the rest of my personal Estate of what kind so ever to be equally divided between my Loving Wife during her life and my son William and after my wife's decease I give it all to my son William Allen and heirs. Furthermore I do make my dear and loving wife and my son William Allen to be full and whole Executors of this my last will .. set hand this 16th August 1738. Presence Richard Young, William Allen
      John Tibbs, Darby Murphy,
      George Knight
      At Court held for Stafford County 12th May 1741 Will presented by MARGARET ALLEN and WILLIAM ALLEN Executors named .. made oath .. proved .- admitted to record .. Certificate is granted for obtaining probate ..
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {Antient Press}: Liber E; 1740 - 1741; pp 335-339
      THIS INDENTURE made the 22d and 23d day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & fourty one Between CHARLES BAKER and ELIZABETH his Wife of the County of Prince William of one part and JOHN ALLAN Merchant of the County of SPOTSYLVANIA of other part Witnesseth that said CHARLES BAKER and ELIZABETH his Wife for sum of Twenty eight pounds Current money of Virginia have granted unto the said JOHN ALLAN in his actual possession now being by vertue of a bargain & Sale to him for one year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession and to his heirs and assignes for ever all that parcel of land in the County of Prince William and containing one hundred and nineteen acres of Land and bounded Begining at a white Oak near the Line of the Land of JOSEPH WRIGHT thence NE to a white Oak thence NE to a Spanish Oak on the brow of a hill near the Corner of the land of THOMAS JACKMAN in the line of DOCTOR BELL thence NW to a small Hickory and a white Oak by a PATH thence NW to two white Oaks on the WATRY MOUNTAIN thence SW to a large Hickory between two marked Oaks thence SW to a red Oak and white Oak thence SE to a red Oak on the side of a hill thence SE to the beginning the same being part of a greater Tract of land taken up and Patented by THOMAS JACKMAN near the WATRY MOUNTAINS all houses & appurtenances whatsoever unto the said JOHN ALLAN his heirs and assignes. In Witness whereof said CHARLES BAKER and ELIZABETH his Wife have set their hands and Seals
      in presence of us this 16th day of May 1741 CHARLES BAKER
      JOHN BRANSON, RICHD, STANLEE ELIZA, BAKER
      STEVEN BALEY
      At a Court held for Prince William County the 22d day of June 1741
      CHARLES BAKER ackowledged this Lease & Release with the Receipt thereon endorsed to be his acts and deeds and they were admitted to Record
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      STAFFORD COUNTY VA WILL BOOK M; 1729-1748; THE ANTIENT PRESS pp. 468-472 In Name of God Amen I JAMES WITHERS of Stafford County Planter being sick of body but of sound Sence .. have thought fitt to make this my Last will and Testament .. I give my Soul into hands of almighty God .. My body I desire may he decently buried .. after all my Lawfull debts are honestly paid .. what temporal estate I desire may he disposed of as followeth. Imprimis
      I give to my Son JAMES WITHERS and his heirs for ever a dividend or part of that Land I bought of RICE HOOE lying in Prince William County containing 400 acres and bounded .. beginning at the beginning tree of the said Patent and running E.S.E. to theWest line of the said Patent & from thence along the line of the said Patent to the first heginninr, .. as also a negro Robin now in his possession, a Negro man called Breechy and a feather bed and furniture.
      Item I give to my Son in Law HENRY MAUZY and his Wife ANN and their heirs for ever another part of the land bought of Rice Hooe containing 200 acres to begin where the second course of the said James's ends to run up the main line of the Patent as far as a Line across the same may include the quantity as also a negro man named George, a feather bed and furniture, and four cows & ea]ves and the half the hoggs that he raises where he now lives.
      Item I give to my son in Law JOS. HUDNALL and his heirs for ever 200 acres of land whereon he now lives lying in the upper part of that land which I bought of Rice Hooe hounded on the North side by the line which divides JOHN HOOE'S land and mine & on the South side by a Parralel Line quite across the said Patent and a negro boy named Frank in his possession.
      Item I give to my Son THOMAS WITHERS and his heirs a Dividend or part of my land on licking run in Prince Wm. County to be laid off according to the survey made thereof by JOHN ALLEN and at the same time marked from Raccoon branch to the Back line of the main Patent also the following Negroes Sam, Dearborn, Flory & her last child Will, and all their increase.
      Item I give to my son KEENE WITHERS and his heirs a Dividend or part of my land in Licking Run in the South West part of the said Patent and bounded as follows. Beginning at the beginning white oake of the said Patent and running north along the line of his Brother Thomas thence north till it intersects the out lines of the main Patent thence along the lines of the said Patent Reversing then to the first beginning .. including the old manner Plantation as also the following Negroes, Ned, Fannine, Nan, Phillis, Easter and their Increase and a set of Blacksmith's Tools & a feather bed and furniture and it's my will that my Son JOHN take into his care my said son Keene and his Estate till he arrives to the age of 21 years.
      Item I give to my Son WILLIAM WITHERS and his heirs the remaining part of my Licking run land not yet bequeathed with this proviso that if HENRY MAUZY is obliged to remove from where he now lives he shall have the Liberty of living upon the Mill Plantation in the said land till he has time to clear a Plantation on the land already bequeathed to him, as also the following Negroes Peter, James, Sarah, Mow and Jack & their Increase and a feather bed and furniture.
      Item I give to my son JOHN WITHERS and heirs .. 250 acres of land whereon he now lives bought of HENRY FIELD as also 2O0 acres of land bought of WILLIAM WAUGH lying on the South side of Rocky run and 50 acres which I bought of SNODAL HORTON as also the following Negroes to wit: Mott and Harry and a Negro boy named Cesar.
      Item I give to my Son in Law WILLIAM ALLEN & BRIDGETT his Wife and their heirs a tract containing 365 acres lying on the north side of Potomack run bought of BRYANT YOUNG.
      Item I give to my Loving Wife ELIZABETH during the time of her natural life only all the household goods and furniture which she brought from her father of what kind soever & cattle with the Mill on Potomack run as also the tract of Land on which I now live likewise the following Negroes Tom, Dick, Pegg, Dinah, Roger, Bess, Jugg, Hanah, Winny, Press and Daniel and after her decease the said Negroes and their future Increase to be equally divided between my five Sons or such of them as shall be then Living.
      Item I give to my said Son James a Negro woman Jenny and her child in full satisfaction of his part of the Negroes which are to be divided at his Mothers death.
      Item I give to my loving Wife Elizabeth a Negro man named Ben during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided between my four sons John, Thomas, William & Keene.
      Item I give to my said son Keene a negro girl named Sue to him and heirs.
      Item I give to my Daughter URSILLA the wife of JOHN ALLEN the two following Negroes Lydia and Nan now in their possession.
      Item I give to my Daughter ELIZABETH the wife of ABRAHAM FIELD 20 shillings to buy her a ring.
      Item I give to my Daughter MARTHA the Wife of JAMES McDANIEL 20 shillings to buy her a ring. Item all the rest of my Estate moveable & immoveable I give to be equally divided among my five sons immediately after my decease.
      Item whereas there is an action depending in the General Court between EDWARD HERNDON & me about a Negro my intention is that if I am cast in the said Suite my wife shall pay the money debt and I desire that my said five sons shall equally pay the Tobacco that shall be due for the costs and charges attending it and that if any of them shall fail to pay the equal part thereof they shall forfeit their Legacies already Bequeathed them to the others willing to perform it.
      Item the remaining part of the land bought of RICE HOOE not yet bequeathed I give to my Sons William and Keene to be equally divided between them.
      Item I give to each of my five sons 20 pounds Court money & the remainder part of my cash I give to my Wife to pay of my cash debts the money to Herndon if he recovers agst. me.
      Item I give to my said wife during her natural life 100 acres of land lying on the South side of Potomack run bought of JOSEPH WAUGH where my Quarter now stands and after her decease to my said son John and his heirs for ever,
      Item I do appoint my Loving wife Elizabeth and my Sons John, Thomas, & William Executors of this my Last Will
      Testament. In Witness set my hand the 1st day of. June 1746.
      Fresence Andr. Rosse, James Withers
      Charles + Hinson, Joyce + Hinson
      Jas. ONeal, H. Tyler
      At Court held for Stafford County July 8, 1746 Will presented .. made oath .. being proved .. admitted to record .. Gertificate granted for obtaining Probate ..

  • Sources 
    1. [S814050] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

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